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My confession? My sister, Marlana, and I were obsessed with wicca in our pre-teens/teen years. We visited witchcraft stores on harvard ave, and bought magic books, candles, and tarot cards. Occasionally, we would cast spells, but I don’t think they ever worked. I blame The Craft.

I still believe in palm readings.

My palm tells me (it’s the pasty one on the right. Click on the photo to enlarge):

  • I’m logical
  • I can’t give up my materialistic goods for the greater good
  • Not sure about my emotional census. I have two circles, instead of one
  • I have strong feelings for my significant other
  • I set high standards for my significant other
  • I have medium health
  • I am not talented  (I can’t sing, I can’t play instruments, and I can’t play most sports) because I can’t find my success line 😦
  • BUT, I will be filthy rich because of my career 🙂  At the end of one career, I will be met with two job options. One will make me richer than the other. The richer one will affect my health. Throughout my life,  I will be faced with five potential job changes.
  • I will be alive for a long time. No surprise here. My great-grandparents lived to their mid-90s.

 

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I know what you’re thinking. You guys are lame! You started a mini-blogging fad and you didn’t end it!

One day left and we failed to confess anything. What if we said it was a cliff hanger? That the confession was really just a ploy to keep you reading this blog!? Well, then we’d be giving ourselves much more strategic credit than we deserve.

Really the truth of the matter is the lives of Ele-loup-anana  underwent some huge transitions. The three of us are now under one roof. That’s right, more collaborative wine making from the brain grapes of this blog.

Speaking for myself, I have had a roller coaster two weeks. I saw, I signed, I conquered the apartment hunt in one week. Then, successfully packed and moved my entire two-bedroom apartment the next week. Aggressive, you may say? Aggressive is my first middle and last name… THE-TRIPLE-AGGRESSION, WOMP! (whoa, a lot of energy, I’m potato-high right now).

Anyway, I leave you with what you all came here for.

I confess– I secretly wish I was a housewife whose top concerns include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Creating exorbitant meals out of foods like endive, squashes of several varieties and _____ (another obscure food that no one actually eats).
  2. Charities for non-issues like Muscle Cramps, the Fight to Save Grammar, or Bubble-Butts United.
  3. Scrapbooking every milestone event in the lives of every close friend and relative of mine.
  4. Maintaining a home featured in Martha Stewart Living.
  5. Having a pack of dogs; all with outfits for different times of the year.

So, essentially I want to be Martha Stewart.

Was it worth the wait?

Until next time, Auf Wiedersehen

 

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Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four things that boys do that you hate.
Day Eight: Three things that boys do that you love.
Day Nine: Two smileys that describe your life right now.
Day Ten: One confession
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Day Nine – Elephant

1.  -__________-
2. @_________@

yep. No explanation.

Day Nine – Cantaloupe

1.  (^_^’) nervous
2. ( ゚ヮ゚) happy/upbeat

My smileys are not cool looking. Basically, nervous about my future because I graduate in less than 6 weeks (woohoo. masters!) and (1) need to finish with all A’s – self goal and (2) need a career starter. Happy/upbeat because (1) I’m excited about my future, (2) my boss loves my work, and (3) in my Brand Management class, my professor told everyone their papers weren’t what he was looking for; however, I received an A and after class, he asked me to send my paper to him! When he was lecturing the class, I was so nervous. I thought I failed! It was seriously such a huge relief.

Day Nine – Banana

1. (>_<)
2. (O_o)

I chose these expressions because my life lately has just been… really just all over the place. Nothing feels stable right now and I’m just taking it one day at a time.

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Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four things that boys do that you hate.
Day Eight: Three things that boys do that you love.
Day Nine: Two smileys that describe your life right now.
Day Ten: One confession
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Day Eight Cantaloupe

1.  When they reach for your hand to hold in public. It’s a cute little reminder that they’re still into you.
2.  Surprise you with treats. Just Because.
3.  They are funny. I have yet to meet a girl who can crack me up as much as the fellas in my life.

Day Eight Elephant

1. Smile and look pretty. Really, boys have superb eyelashes and hair. A lot have nice smiles. So, I love when boys are hot pieces of man-meat. (Jimmy, I am no vegetarian here)

2. Hugs. Hugs in general feel tingley and fun. When boys do it, they’ve got big arms to wrap around fully (unless they are small boys, in which case, womp womp).

3. Sing. I’ve always been so envious of the voice of men. They can sing high or low. I would be totally cool with a year of uncontrollable pitches while my larynx grew, if it meant I could sing falsetto and bass. I’ve loved male voices from a young age, but very clearly in eighth grade I performed in Eastern Regionals; a performance by selected children all over eastern Connecticut in choir and band. Anyhoo, one boy got a solo and when he sang it was like an angel sighed. I instantly wanted to pass him a note that read, “Will you marry me? Yes or No,”  in the middle of the concert.

Day EightBanana

1. I love when boys compliment you for something small… like your nail color or accessories that you may be wearing.
2. I love when boys offer to carry your bags. Not because I can’t do it myself (I refuse the offer often); the offer itself it just very gentleman-ly
3. I love when boys don’t stubbornly refuse to watch movies that may be labeled as “chick flicks”.

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This music video is a little ‘old,’ but I’m so amazed that Willow Smith is only NINE YEARS OLD (and signed by Jay-Z)!

 

So Jaden is an actor and Willow is a singer. I wonder what Trey does. Stylish family? I think she went a little overboard with the cheetah.

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Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four things that boys do that you hate.
Day Eight: Three things that boys do that you love.
Day Nine: Two smileys that describe your life right now.
Day Ten: One confession
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Day Seven Elephant hates boys when…

1. They think only with their woo-woos.
2. Play video games. Have you seen this?

That’s me in someone else’s body.
3. Are not grateful of their girlfriends. Girlfriends do so much. Boys turn around and disrespect their GF’s and cheat on them with ugly, filthy girls.
4. Smell bad.

Day Seven Banana

1. I hate when boys release their gases too freely too often.
2. I hate when boys think they’re too cool or are too intimidated to break it down on the dance floor.
3. I hate when boys play video games all day. Once in a while is fine (I do it too) but not all the time.
4. I hate when boys are overly cocky.

Day Seven Cantaloupe

1. Stubbornness when it comes to asking for directions. what is the big deal?
2. They like to make their girlfriends jealous ON PURPOSE!
3. Ugly, Dumb Boys who like to rate girls. You are ugly and dumb. You don’t deserve to rate anyone.
4. When you clearly know something is wrong, but  they don’t want to talk about their emotions or say “I’m fine.” Bitch, i’m a woman. I know what “I’m fine” really means.

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Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four things that boys do that you hate.
Day Eight: Three things that boys do that you love.
Day Nine: Two smileys that describe your life right now.
Day Ten: One confession
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Day Six – Banana

1. Mom: We have gotten into countless arguments and hit several rough patches. She currently has not spoken to me for about a month. Although we don’t agree on many things she is still my mother and the most important person in my life. I love her to death and no one in this world can replace her.
2. Lydia&David: My sister and bro bro. I used to terrorize them yet when I left for college they still missed me. They are the greatest and I couldn’t ask for better siblings… although they can still be stupid and annoy me on occasion. Big sister loves you 🙂
3.  Ming(Aunt): She has helped to take care of me since I was small; Has helped me so much while growing up; Even helped to get me my first internship. We sometimes disagree but it is easy to communicate with her. She’s the best and I know she’ll always be there for me.
4. Lora&Val&Christine&Winette: 1,2,3,4, tell me that you love me more~ I go through periods where I will have a lot to vent about. These girls have been there to listen to it all. Lora has been my best friend starting in college. We have gone through a lot together and although I’m not the best at showing it… I am very grateful to have her in my life./ Val… I could be mean to her all day but she knows I love her. We are very sarcastic together and can never stop laughing like idiots./ Christine and I used to be in the gospel choir together and never spoke to each other. Now we’ve been friends for years and she knows too much about me. She is one of my closest friends and I really don’t know what I would do without her. / Winette! Yes we did get off to a rocky start and to be honest I wasn’t sure how our friendship would develop. Here we are now and she is one of the most hilarious and sweetest girls I know… always offering a helping hand. I keep using this word… but I LOVE YOU ALL MUCHO! mucho  mucho.
5. You: My friends. I can’t even begin to describe how important you all are to me.

Day Six – Elephant

1. My Mom – because she has a very good sense for people, and the tempermant to tolerate even the worst. I love her because she taught me how to knit, introduced me to bitter melon and could dig a pine tree out of the yard by herself. I love her because she’s funny, and actually knows I understand Cantonese. I love her because I got her smile and because she’s my mom.


2. My Brother – The first day I ever met him, he started crying before I got within a foot of him. He had a lot of hair in only one spot of his head. I changed his diapers, and am the reason he started playing the piano so glouriously. I taught him multiplication tables and how to ride a bike. He is the smartest person I’ve ever met (going to Princeton currently being a big wrinkly brain). He always makes me laugh, except when playing board games.

3. Lucas because he’s been my best friend for almost nine years. He gets my humor, and because he’s secretly, or not-so-secretly a six-year old trapped in the great dane equivalent of a human body. Important because he picks me up from the train and because he makes me tea. Important because he knows I like my toast spread in its entirety, and because he doesn’t care if I forget to shave.

On our way to China at 4am

4. Hannah & Winette, my co-authors, because they make me smile. They know who I am, and during one of the hardest times of my life, they were there for me. They showed me that they were actually my friends. I see us growing really old together and still talking about how hot and horrible guys are. I care about them so much i will be living with them soon enough!


5. Lora and Jessica– Lora, I don’t show I care about her enough! She was also there for me when times were tough, I won’t forget that.  Jessica, my best friend from CT, she and I grew up with each other. She like Justin, I like JC; she liked Zach and I liked Taylor. We had bobs together, we moved away from home at the same time. I don’t see her enough, but she is one of the most important people to me.

Day Six – Cantaloupe

1. GRANDFATHER YEE: He passed away during my sophomore year of college. I cried for months. It was really hard for my whole family. I’m still not over it. As my sister said, he was our Mr.Mom, year round. He always tried to find fun activities for us to do, like go to the Watertown swimming pool and military compound, and encouraged our ant catching habits. He was the most gentle, kindest man ever. I wish he was still alive, but I believe that he’s protecting me from above and helping me navigate my way through life.

2. MOMMY: Although she can get insane about Daoism, I love her. When I was 5, I used to cry because I couldn’t see my mommy all day. She spoils us rotten with her heart. I love how she listens to my worries, and doesn’t ask questions like “What’s the salary?” or “Did you work out today?” (a la my dad). From her, I get my kindness, determination, naiveté, and mispronunciation of words. I am  lucky that I’ve got her for my mom.

3. JIMMY: When I first saw him, I thought “he’s so ghetto,” but I decided to test him out, and five years later, I’m still in love with him. In the beginning, my friends always asked me what I saw in him (answer: strong pecs), and told me that I could do better. That is a negative. I love that everyday is a laughterfest, he thinks I’m the most beautiful girl in the world even when I look gross or do unsexy things, knows me inside and out, says the word “we” and has planted me in his future, and makes me want to become a better person. It is also a huge turnon for me to watch him grow into a mature adult. He has such a bright future. Freshmen year, I never thought that this would turn into something serious, but I thank my stars everyday for (1) Jimmy being a creep and dancing behind me during the ALANA orientation dance, which I almost didn’t go to because Phil didn’t want to go to it (2) Phil Chu introducing me to Jimmy (3) Me forgetting my schedule, thus having to ask Jimmy if I could go to his room and use his printer – yes, this is the order. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

4. CHRISTINE, DEBBIE, JAMIE, HANI: I love all my girls, but for space purposes, I will only talk shop about the four who I think impacts my life, and could be in my future bridal lineup. Christine, you are different from anyone I’ve ever known and I love you for that. Outspoken, cultured, and strong, you possess characteristics that I wish I had. Although you are ‘pessimistic,’ you spruce up my life. I know there’s a sweetheart in there somewhere. 😛 We will always be “Go RED BULL!” Debbie, my first real hs friend and one of my current bestie, I love that you are always there for me, are up for anything (joining Argo, customizing tshirts, dance parties), and laugh at my stupid jokes (SLUTWHORE BUSTERS!). Jamie, I trust you with my life. I can tell you everything, and never have to be afraid about being judged. I love that you are sincerely a good person, and you don’t have any underlying intentions. You have quickly become one of my close friends because of the similarities in some of the ways think (and food we want to eat)! Hani, we started off rocky, to say the least. I know I don’t say it, but I am thankful for your help during the weird periods in my life, and I wish you can find what you want to do, and that along this journey, there are no haters involved please. Only positive energy.

5. RACHEL: She is my little sister, and first real baby. Her first word to me was mama! This is going to sound silly, but in the 4th grade, I felt like I had no purpose. Once I found out that my mom was pregnant with Rachel, I knew my purpose – raise and protect my baby sister. I am proud of the young woman that she is becoming, and my ‘purpose’ is not yet completed. Next goal? To make sure she graduates high school and college with flying colors.


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